Philolema palanichamyi

Scary Insects for Halloween: Spider vs. Philolema palanichamyi

Dan Industry News Release

There’s nothing cool about being used by someone. It can be quite frustrating and leave you feeling—drained. If this describes your current situation, you should feel comforted that scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service recently found that spiders may feel just like you after their innards are consumed, juice-box style, by cunning wasp-predator Philolema palanichamyi. Originally from …


Recycling Your Pumpkins After Halloween

Dan Fruits, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

How to recycle your pumpkins after Halloween. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Once all the trick-or-treating is over you may be wondering what to do with all your Halloween pumpkins. According to the Energy Department, about 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins end up in landfills. When Jack-o’-lanterns may be looking a little shriveled and sunken but they can …


Jack O’ Lanterns Made With Fruit

Dan Fruits, This Land of Ours

Everyone carves a pumpkin into a Jack O’ Lantern for Halloween, but, have you thought about carving some fruit. Cathy Isom gives you ideas about some great fruits you can use to make Halloween Jack O’ Lanterns. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.   Sure, nothing screams Halloween more than the biggest, plumpest, perfectly carved pumpkin with a happy, …

halloween pumpkins

Clever Ways for a Sustainable Halloween

Dan This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has some spooktacular ideas for some clever ways to have a more Earth-friendly Halloween. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.     When we think Halloween, some things that come to mind include ghosts, goblins, trick or treaters in scary and cute disposable or plastic costumes, plastic bags, plastic buckets, and ultimately millions of plastic candy …

Teal Pumpkin

Dan General

Cathy Isom fills you in on what you need to know if your Trick or Treaters’ came across a home with a Teal pumpkin. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.